Glass of Water

Williamsburg, Florida

I have a tendency to play with my camera while we are waiting for our dinner at restaurants, so this night was no exception, play with my camera or iPhone I did!

Camera used: iPhone



Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii

As I walked around the swimming pool I noticed this cute little coconut laying on the ground.  With my GoPro I was able to get this fun photo of it.

Photo taken with my GoPro Hero5 camera.

Piña Colada

Cancun, Mexico

There is nothing like RELAXING in the pool wth a Piña Colada (virgin, of course), LOVE IT!

Photo taken with my Fuji XP camera.



Riviera Maya, Mexico

Such a cute pineapple that will bless someone’s tummy, someday!

Photo taken with my Canon 50D camera.

Corn on the cob


Xcaret, Mexico

If you haven’t had Mexican corn on the cob, you have really missed out!  I had to have this, luckily, I don’t do this everyday!  Corn on the cob with mayonnaise and cheese, yummy!!

Photo taken with my iPhone 5s.


Lots of Pizza


Salt Lake City, Utah

We ended up making over 70 pizza’s, they were all so good, BUONISIMO!!

Photo taken with my iPhone 5s.

Pizza Oven


Salt Lake City, Utah

One thousand degrees and our oven was ready to cook our pizza, then only a few minutes and it was done!

Photo taken with my iPhone 5s.

Yummy Pizza

IMG_1591Salt Lake City, Utah

We had a long day of cooking pizza in our pizza oven.  This is one of the 73 yummy pizza’s we made and then we ENJOYED!!

Photo taken with my iPhone 5s.

Pizza Toppings


Salt Lake City, Utah

We had a lot of friends over for pizza.  Toppings are ready, now on to cooking the pizza in our pizza oven, yummy!

Photo taken with my iPhone 5s.



Salt Lake City, Utah

We had a pizza party at our home and made pizza in our pizza oven.  They were all so good, delicious!

Photo taken with my iPhone 5s.

Waiting For Pizza

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After a fun day of seeing the sights in and around Lucca we went to Francesco and Paola’s for homemade pizza.  I put my feet up and RELAXED as I waited for the fire to get hot enough.  By the way, the pizza was DELISH!


Granddaughter’s Tea Party

FODR2b-0217.(IMG_0718).80Ogden, Utah

We had so much fun at our granddaughter’s birthday Tea Party!  Then when she went to drink her ‘tea’ her cup was nearly as big as she was!  ENJOYING LIFE!!


Tea Party

IMG_0722abefgOgden, Utah

We went to our granddaughter’s birthday party and it was so fun, there were all these little 9 year old girls there for a TEA PARTY.  They were so cute, as they held up their saucer, the cup and their pinky fingers in the air as they drank their tea (herbal tea or hot chocolate)!  ENJOYING LIFE!


Stir-Fried Green Beans

FOV3a-0217.(IMG_0629).80Last year while on a trip, we went to a restaurant and they served these green beans.  They were so yummy, so when we returned home I tried them.  They are quick, easy and healthy! ENJOY!


1 bag pre-washed green beans

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

6 Cloves Garlic thinly sliced

Sea Salt

Lightly cover the bottom of a large frying pan with Olive Oil. Add green beans, garlic and sea salt to taste. Stir-fry on medium heat, mixing occasionally, until beans are tender.


Roasted Eggplant

FOV2b-0217.(IMG_0502)80This is a very delicious dish.  I recently served it to company and they thought the eggplant were potatoes.  It is also a very easy dish.  I served it with roasted asparagus, you can see the asparagus cooking at the same time, below the roasted eggplant.  A very easy, delicious and healthy meal!  ENJOY!!


2 Eggplants

Sea salt

1/2 Red Onion

5 Cloves of Garlic

4 Tomatoes

4 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil

4 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar

2 tablespoons Italian Seasoning

3 tablespoons Fresh Parsley

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Peel the eggplants and cut them lengthwise into four pieces each. Lay them on a cookie tray and sprinkle both sides of the eggplant with sea salt. Set them aside while the salt draws out the moisture.

Meanwhile, roughly chop the onion and garlic. Halve the tomatoes.  When the eggplant is weeping- about 10 to 15 minutes- blot with a paper towel to remove the excess moisture. Cut up the slices a bit and place in a large bowl.  Add the onion pieces, garlic and tomatoes. Add the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Italian Seasoning and the parsley.  Stir with a wooden spoon to coat.  Place back on the cookie sheet with the tomatoes cut side up.  Roast in the oven for an hour. The eggplant should be very tender. Remove the pan from the oven and let it cool a bit.

You can serve as is or over Quinoa.

Coconut Curried Tofu


This is a very yummy dish!  I used tofu, but you can use chicken if you prefer.  I added a tomato corn salad and broccoli.

Coconut Curried Tofu (Chicken)

1 lb. extra firm tofu diced or 2 lbs. chicken breasts diced

2 – 14 oz. can coconut milk

2 cups broccoli

1 – 5 oz. can water chestnuts

1 white onion

2 Tbsp. curry powder

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp. ginger, minced

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. sea salt

Heat a large skillet over medium heat and brown the tofu or chicken.  Add coconut milk, broccoli and onion.

Cook for 15 minutes

Add water chestnuts, curry powder, garlic, ginger, cinnamon and sea salt.

Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 15 minutes more.


Serve over brown rice or quinoa.

Serves 6



I’ve mentioned this yummy breakfast before. Today I didn’t add the banana, but instead I added blueberries, it was so good!


4 Tablespoons Chia Seeds

2 cups dairy-free milk

1 cup blueberries

2 Tablespoons raw, unsweetened, coconut

4 Tablespoons dried Goji Berries

2 teaspoon Hemp Seed Hearts

1 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ginger


Top with fresh fruit

1 heaping teaspoon raw cacao

Stevia (to taste)

The night before you want your Chia Cereal, place all ingredients in a Mason Quart Jar, put lid on and mix by shaking. Place in refrigerator, then the next morning eat cold and ENJOY!

WARM OPTION: If you would like to enjoy the cereal warm, warm up some milk in the morning (warm, not boiling) and add it to the bowl of Chia Blueberry Cereal and ENJOY! (The original recipe is from Motiv8 America, I have adjusted it to my liking, now you do the same.)

Serves 4


Southwest Spaghetti Squash


This is a GREAT dish, easy and delicious! I added steamed broccoli and some stir fried mushrooms and it was a complete meal. For those who eat meat you can add some roasted chicken or just have a vegetarian night.


 1 spaghetti squash

2 tbs extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 red onion, chopped

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1 tbs ground cumin

1 tbs oregano

1 tbs chili powder

1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)

1 cup frozen corn, thawed

coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

1/2 cup freshly torn cilantro

1 lime

 Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Roast squash on a cookie sheet for 50 minutes. Let cool another 30 minutes. Scrape out the seeds and discard then scrape out the spaghetti.

 Heat oil in medium skillet. Add the onion, garlic, red bell pepper.

Saute 2 minutes.

Add cumin, oregano, chili powder and good pinch of salt and pepper.

Saute another minute.

Add the beans, corn and cilantro. Stir to combine.

Squeeze in the lime juice and give one last stir.

Add spaghetti to the bean mixture and stir to combine.

Taste and season accordingly.

Switch oven to broil.

Stuff each squash half with the mixture and place under broiler for 5 minutes, to heat.

Garnish with cilantro.





Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii

We ended up getting to a much earlier church meeting than planned, so we didn’t eat until after.  Tom’s a great cook, so he made brunch, this yummy Spinach, Mushroom Omelet with Cantaloupe.  It was delish!


img_0472-60Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii

Just outside our room are banana trees, they look so yummy and we are tempted to pick them!